Toronto Latinos

Toronto Latinos

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Latin American Canadians

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How it all began,

Latin America refers to a group of republics including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Puerto Rico, the French West Indies, and other islands of the West Indies may also be considered part of “Latin America.” The broader use of the term can also refer to counties where romance languages such as Spanish or Portuguese prevail.

Migration

The first wave of Latin American immigrants to Canada arrived between 1970 and 1973. (Official figures show that Canada’s total Latin American population was less than 3000 before 1970.) The influx of Latin Americans (some 68 000) in the early 1970s can be partly attributed to Canada’s “open door IMMIGRATION POLICY. From 1969 to 1972 it was possible to arrive in Canada as a tourist without a visa and later apply for landed immigrant status from within the country. At the same time, due to a growing demand for labourers (see IMMIGRANT LABOUR), Canada relaxed its immigration requirements. Argentinean immigrants, who before 1970 had arrived at a rate of 200 yearly, numbered 948 in 1973, 1088 in 1974 and 674 in 1975. The vast majority of Chilean political REFUGEES immigrated to Canada by way of Argentina after the overthrow of the Allende regime. From 1963 to 1973, only 2135 persons were recorded as emigrants from Chile; by 1976, there were 4600 people who had immigrated to Canada as part of the Special Chilean Movement initiated by the Canadian government. During the early 1970s about 20 000 Ecuadorians in search of a better life immigrated to Canada, primarily to Montréal and Toronto. By the late 1980s several hundred Central Americans had arrived as refugees.

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Peruvian amounted to 29,620.

Consulate General of Peru in Toronto

67 Yonge

Street, Suite 900

Toronto, Ontario

M5E 1J8

Phone: 416-963-9696

Emergencias:
(416) 726-7650 (No se atiende consultas sobre horarios, citas ni trámites de documentos)

Email: INFO@conperutoronto.com

https://www.consulado.pe/es/Toronto/Paginas/Inicio.aspx

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Argentina amounted to 23,500.

Argentina Embassy and Consulates

5001 Yonge ST.

Suite 201, North York

Ontario

M2N 6P6

Canada. Phone+1-416-955-9075

+1-416-977-0475.

https://ctoro.cancilleria.gob.ar/es/

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Brazilians amounted to 29,116.

Brazil Consulate Canada

77 Bloor St W #1109

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M2

Canada

Phone

+1-416-922-2503

Website URL

https://www.gov.br/mre/pt-br/consulado-toronto

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Dominican amounted to 23,130.

Consulate of the Dominican Republic in Toronto

121 Richmond

Street West, Suite 301

Toronto, Ontario

M5H 2K1

Phone: 416-369-0403 / Fax: 416-369-1685

Email: info@dominicanconsulate.ca

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Colombian amounted to 96,325.

Colombian Embassy and Consulates

Toronto Ontario

M5J 1T1

Canada. Phone+1-416-977-0098

+1-416-977-0475.

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Mexicans amounted to 128,485.

Mexico Consulate Canada

11 King street West, suite 350

M5H 4C7

P.O.BOX 266

Toronto

Canada

Phone

+1-416-368-2875

+1-416-368-8342

Website URL

http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/toronto/

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Cuban amounted to 29,065

Consulate of the Cuba in Toronto

5353 Dundas West, Suite 205
Etobicoke, ON M9B 6H8
Canada

Phone: (416) 234-8181 / (416) 234-2754

Email: toronto2@embacubacanada.net

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Venezuela amounted to 6,425.

Venezuela  Embassy and Consulates

365 Bloor Street East,
Suite N 1904, M4W 3L4, Toronto, Canada

Canada Phone / Fax :(+1) 416 960-6070,6071 | (+1) 416 960 6077

Email: consuven@pathcom.com

el salvador en canada

According to the 2016 census performed by Statistics Canada, the number of canadian citizens and residents that reported their ethnicity as Salvadorians amounted to 48,075.

El Salvador Embassy and Consulates

425 Bloor St E , Toronto,
Suite 510, ON M4W 3R4, Toronto, Canada

Canada Phone / | (+1) (416) 975-0812

Email: consuladosv-torontoca@rree.gob.sv